[sarex] STS-118 MISSION

Arthur Rowe azrowe80 at verizon.net
Wed Jul 25 15:00:06 PDT 2007



Currently scheduled for August 7, 2007, the STS-118 crew will launch 
into space to continue the extraordinary task of assembling the 
International Space Station. In addition to delivering the Starboard 5 
Truss Segment and the External Stowage Platform 3 to the ISS, it will be 
the first flight of an Educator Astronaut, mission specialist Barbara 

Image to right: The STS-118 mission patch.
Credit: NASA
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An Educator Astronaut is a fully qualified astronaut who brings 
expertise in K-12 education. With their education background, Educator 
Astronauts will help lead NASA in the development of new ways to connect 
space exploration with the classroom, and to inspire the next generation 
of explorers, while ensuring a successful mission.

Bookmark this site. It will be your resource center for education 
information related to this upcoming mission.

*Mission Profile:*
Launch: Currently scheduled for August 7, 2007
Orbiter: Endeavour 
Commander: Scott Kelly 
Pilot: Charlie Hobaugh 
Mission Specialist 1: Tracy Caldwell 
Mission Specialist 2: Rick Mastracchio 
Mission Specialist 3: Dave Williams 
Mission Specialist 4: Barbara Morgan 
Mission Specialist 5: Alvin Drew 

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